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Mike Klein

US Director

Mike is the US Director for Itad who brings 15 years of experience in leading assignments focused on the use of digital and data innovations for development.

His technical expertise focuses on open innovation, Information Communication Technology (ICTs) for development, applied data science, data governance, responsible data, and knowledge management systems.

Tangibly, this includes programs ranging from the design of data transformation strategies (e.g. UNHCR’s Data Transformation Strategy) to running open innovation programs (e.g. the FCDO COVIDaction Data Challenge) and originating and managing a sub-award under the USAID/PEPFAR funded Data.FI program – a global project that helps countries strengthen and sustain access to key, high-quality data to accelerate and maintain HIV and COVID-19 epidemic control. A central tenet of his work is to help organizations improve their aid and development programs with the application of innovative tools and processes.

Prior to joining Itad, Mike served as director for IMC Worldwide’s US office, where he helped found the organisation’s Digital and Data Governance practice, and as a partner at International Solutions Group.

Mike joined Itad in 2021, as US Director. In addition, he serves as an Executive Board Member and Treasurer of the Guttmacher Institute, is a member of SID-Washington, ALNAP, and is a regular guest lecturer at American University.